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Robert Harakaly, PhD, RNDr. MSc.



A multilingual, versatile and energetic senior leader with strategic prowess, consultancy expertise and an outstanding record as a trusted advisor to senior executives across governmental, commercial and finance sectors internationally; solving highly complex problems and delivering incisive advice / recommendations across a wide range of technology and business functions

Main focus

  • Public, private and hybrid cloud computing and distributed services (AWS, Azure, ...) 

  • Blockchain infrastructures (Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, Quorum, R3 Corda)

  • Smart contract design, development in Solidity, Node.js, JAVA

  • Smart contract security

  • Data, document security and secure document management systems

  • Academic collaborations & teaching and mentoring


Career & Achievements to Date

  • Established Harakaly Consulting as chief consultant/CEO; delivering radical business & technology solutions for clients

  • Grew a client portfolio including start-ups, SMEs, top firms and financial, insurance, NGO and governmental institutions

  • Built partner and client relations at top-level with organisations including Credit Suisse, FilmOn, ENISA and the European Commission

  • Advised on both technology solutions to business needs and strategic tactical matters; presenting the bigger picture

  • Won a reputation as a pioneering new technology visionary and an inspirational, hands-on and commercially astute leader

  • Advised at C-level on technical architecture, cloud, IoT, best practices, continuous improvement and sustainable growth

  • Repeatedly hired by a well-known, ultra-high net worth business family on numerous cutting-edge IT innovation projects

  • Co-founded and led R&D, technology and innovation for SteamVibe and Sinefo Ventures as CTO and board member

  • Analysed target markets internationally; spearheading strategic vision, driving sales and exceeding revenue targets

  • Recruited, motivated and developed talent; solving problems and building/leading high-performing teams by example

  • Played a major role in growing Connectik from a start-up into a commercial success story valued at €450 million

  • Key player in the development of the complex IT platform that detected and proved Higgs boson at CERN (2001-08)

  • Chief Consultant 2001-date

  • Harakaly Consulting (2010-date) | SteamVibe | Sinefo Ventures (part of Wilful Group Ltd) (2008-date) | CERN (2001-08)

Qualifications & Personal Details


Skills & Key Competencies

  • MSc in Condensed Matter Physics, Safarik University, Slovakia 1988-93

  • Vast high-level IT, business and consultancy expertise

  • Internationally reputed pioneering technology innovator

  • Finance, insurance and governmental sector expertise

  • Builder and motivator of high-performing teams

  • Outstanding client/stakeholder relations at all levels

  • Multilingual communicator and executive level advisor

  • Influential, hands-on leader & committed team-player

  • Creative, resourceful and strategic thinker

  • Trusted top-level commercial & technical advisor

  • Analytical, detail-focussed problem-solver

  • Serial overachiever with an eye for an opportunity

  • Consummate professional with values and integrity

Researchgate list of scientific publications

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